I am not a fan of Westerns and not a fan of shooting games at all, mostly because I find both of them insult my intelligence and take me for a mindless trigger-happy fool killing things for the sake of killing. Red Dead Redemption is both of these things, but without their base qualities. There is an adequate WHY to everything, and their focus on realism of the Old West, from the quiet contemplation under a setting sun in a field of wild flowers to the consequences of turning outlaw and selfishly getting your way with a gun, makes the gameplay meaningful and not some slaughterfest. There is also many other things to do besides wielding a barrel at someone's face, like card games, skinning challenges, horse races, and a plethora of others that will keep one engaged and fully in the spirit, nothing out of place or breaking the desired mood. It doesn't hurt that the lands are expansive and beautiful, probably the most realistic and natural of any open world game. And the citizenry and wildlife are just as believable and not forced. This all culminates into something that really deserves the high acclaim that many review sites have given.
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What can I say about this game? Well, it's amazing. This game has everything that a gamer could want. The characters and story aren't the most original but they are still great. The things you can do in this game are almost limitless, like starting a bar fight, kidnapping someone and putting them on train tracks, or getting drunk in a saloon, the options are many and they are all good. If you are the type of gamer who likes to play with friends online, this is the perfect game for you. Start an online multiplayer game and play with your friends, join in a posse or start your own, attack the many forts scattered across the map, or become a public enemy and see if anyone is man enough to fight you. The only downside to this game is the ending, why, because its the end of the game duh! It doesn't matter what type of gamer you are, this game is worth it.
Well I should preface this by saying, i'm not really a an of any of the GTA games. They were always far too easy and filled with mindless violence. The type of game I would enjoy for an hour and then never have the desire to pick it up again.
This one is different though. I am compelled to play this game. So far I have been working my way through completing single player but I did give multiplayer a try and it was fun as well. Something to look forward to when my fame/honor are maxed in single player.
-Good graphics -Plenty to do for everyone - if you dont like one type of activity there are plenty to choose from and your never really locked into doing any one sort of thing. - Fairly decent story line which is surprising coming from Rockstar.
One of my favorite overall aspects of the game are the little things though. A good example of that would be, so far, they never explain to you that you can jump off a roof on to a horse but I jumped off a balcony trying to get away and randomly landed on someone elses horse and proceeded to ride away. Random encounters in the wilderness make the game feel more realistic as well.
Overall definitely worth a rent if not buy. If if your not quite sure if the game will be for you.